Puerto Rico Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1798)

Incident period: September 21, 2008 to October 3, 2008
Major Disaster Declaration declared on October 1, 2008

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

November 4, 2008
News Release
SAN JUAN, PR -- Federal and commonwealth officials announced today that FEMA applicants whose homes have been inspected within a timeframe of ten days and have not received correspondence by the agency, may have to make sure that their mail is not being held at the local U.S. Post Office.   Applicants should verify that the mailing address they provided to FEMA is the same address at which they usually receive their mail. 
October 30, 2008
News Release
SAN JUAN, PR -- The fourteen Disaster Recovery Centers now open in Puerto Rico will be closed on Tuesday, November 4th, Election Day. The Disaster Recovery Centers will resume operations on Wednesday, November 5, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday thru Saturday, until further notice. Disaster Recovery Centers will be not be open on Sundays. 
October 27, 2008
News Release
SAN JUAN, PR -- A Disaster Recovery Center will open in Juncos on Tuesday, October 28th, giving residents affected by the severe storms and flooding from September 21 through October 3 an opportunity to talk to disaster assistance experts face to face. Starting Tuesday, the Disaster Recovery Center will operate from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, until further notice. The Disaster Recovery Center will be located at:
October 25, 2008
News Release
SAN JUAN, PR -- Disaster Recovery Centers will open in Peñuelas and Yauco on Sunday, October 26, giving residents affected by the severe storms and flooding from September 21 through October 3 an opportunity to talk to disaster assistance experts face-to-face. Starting Sunday, the Disaster Recovery Centers will operate from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily until further notice. Disaster Recovery Center in Peñuelas Centro de Bellas Artes (Teatro) Juan V. Rodriguez St. #413 Peñuelas, PR  00624
October 25, 2008
News Release
SAN JUAN, PR -- More than $11 million in disaster assistance has been approved for Puerto Rico residents.  More than 24,000 people have registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to apply for grants and loans to cover damages related to severe storms and flooding September 21 - October 3.  Below is an update of disaster activity through the close of business on Thursday:
October 22, 2008
News Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Residents living or working in one of the 19 municipalities designated for individual federal disaster assistance may be eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) if they lost income as a direct result of the severe storms and flooding September 21 - October 3.? The deadline for DUA is November 6 for residents living in these municipalities:? Guayama, Humacao, Maunabo, Patillas, Ponce, Salinas, Santa Isabel, and Yabucoa.?

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How to Apply for Assistance

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Puerto Rico, FEMA-1798-DR (PDF 25KB)
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